PINA (Wim Wenders, 2011)

“She saw everything, even with closed eyes.” I wish I had seen Pina in 3-D, Wim Wenders’ use of which has been described by critic Noel Murray as “visionary.” Regardless, this magnificent work by Wenders eulogizing German dancer-choreographer Pina Bausch dazzles, moves and wistfully haunts. Wenders had hoped to be collaborating with Bausch on a […]

WRONG MOVE (Wim Wenders, 1975)

I have read Thomas Carlyle’s translation of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister—not that this prepared me much for Falsche Bewegung, which Wim Wenders directed from Peter Handkë’s adaptation, which updates part of the long work to the present, and takes as its starting point, from which young Wilhelm (Rüdiger Vogler) departs on his journey of […]


The following is one of the entries from my 100 Greatest Films from Germany, Scandinavia, Finland & Austria list, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis Anxiety doesn’t measure up to angst. West Germany’s Wim Wenders’ first feature is more existential than psychological. The kick […]